Hot Takes: What We Like This Week (June 23-30, 2022) | Entertainment


Here’s a sample of the things we like this week:

Bite one’s nails

Go ahead and lick your fingers… or your nails… with new cheese scented nail polish. Velveeta and British nail polish brand Nails Inc. have teamed up to create a limited-edition set of two cheese-scented polishes: “Finger Food,” bright red and “La Dolce Velveta” a creamy yellow color. Both are available for $15 on the Nails Inc. website. Note: The smell of cheese only appears when the nails are dry. The collab is part of Velveeta’s “La Dolce Velveeta” campaign and not, as we suspected, the result of someone being inspired by the dust of Cheetos on their fingers.

dancing outside

Now that we are officially in the summer season — the first day of summer was Tuesday — more and more outdoor music is available. Upcoming concerts at Twilight Jazz Series, Bristol Woodstock and the Burlington Civic Band. And those are just the novelties of this week! Find out more about the many places where you can attend outdoor concerts in this section, on pages 3-6.

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play in the mud

The Pringle Nature Center — located at Bristol Woods County Park, 9800 160th Ave. in Bristol — hosts a celebration of International Mud Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. pringle aura mud pits and lawn games to encourage young children to have fun in the mud. (There will also be a sprinkler on site for cleanup afterwards.) Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details on the June 29 event, visit

Try new foods

It’s true that all the items you consume outside, during a festival – for example, Greek pastries or Serbian cookies – contain absolutely no calories. (At least, that’s the story we tell ourselves.) There’s a world of culinary specialties to try this weekend at three Root events: the greek party hosted by Racine Greek Orthodox Church, Serbian party at St. George’s Serbian Orthodox Church and the Armenian picnic at the wheel at St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church. For details on all activities (not just food!), see page 12.

A good moment

The Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, combines an orchestral concert with a film screening on June 29. The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra will perform The musical score “The Lion King” by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer is streamed live as the film plays on video screens. This is important to note: the film is the 2019 version directed by Jon Favreau and NOT the original 1994 animated film. Still, the music is beautiful. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; the concert starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Reserved seats in the pavilion cost between $30 and $75; a spot on the lawn costs $30. Find more details at

Everything shook!

Austin Butler shows off some impressive dance moves — and vocals — in the new movie “Elvis”, which explores the life and times of the king himself. Tom Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker, who was the man pulling the strings as Elvis Presley burst onto the music scene and changed it forever. A review of the film is on page 14.


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